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's a look at how 14-year-old marcus johnson is being remembered. reporter: the memorial is over but there's a few dozen people visiting with the johnson family. he may only have been 14 years old but marcus johnson described as the energizer bunny. touched more lives than people twice his age. more than 1200 people packed the church for the memorial to marcus johnsonment room for attendees had to be made in other areas to handle the crowd. easels showed photos from his toddler years to his prowess on the basketball court and a racer. photos with his mother, father, and younger braid, indicated the closeness of the family. marcus' mother was touched by the outpouring of support, and heartbroken at not being able to be with her son. >> i'm overwhelmed by the number of people that are here. he would be overwhelmed. i think he'd say, wow, cool. but i wish they al we in an arena somewhere watching me play basketball. forever we'll feel the warm of your smile, the magic in your eyes and the gentleness of your soul. reporter: marcus was killed when his cousin lost control of his sprint car while
reporter: with those wrds began a memorial for marcus johnson. marcus' life was chronicled on the stage, from infan sis to basketball, to a 14-year-old go-kart champion racer. his short life touched hundreds of people and more than 1200 people. from family, friends, and go-kart racers, gathered to honor and celebrate his life. his mother was deeply touched. >> i'm overwhelmed by the number of people who are here. he would be overwhenned. i think he'd say, wow, cool. reporter: marcus was killed when a sprint car driven by his cows sin malfunctioned. the car veered off the track, killing marcus and a 68-year-old race supporter. tears flowed freely at the memorial, especially when his mother mentioned taking him to school. >> going to be very hard not to take him to school and pick him up every day, and everytime i pass the road will have tears in my eyes. >> his teacher choked up when he talked about marcus, and a young friend broke down in tears when she sung a song for marcus. >> a fund has been started for marcus, and because he like to help students less fortunate to him,
in sonoma. deborah villalon live now in santa rosa where 14-year-old marcus johnson was remembered today. >> reporter: heather this message at rincon valley middle school will greet students returning tomorrow from spring break. expressing the sorrow many of them shared today. >> reporter: when he was 3 years old he started watching his cousin chase race. >> reporter: both racers both champions until a freak accident with a steering wheel sent one teenager's car careening out of control hitting and killing his own cousin. >> marcus was watching a race in marysville when a freak unforseen, unavoidable accident took place. >> reporter: that was the only mention of the crash as a crowd filled this church and overflowed into two other rooms. 1,700 people in all. >> he would be overwhelmed i think he would say wow, cool. but i wish they all were in an arena some where watching me play basketball. >> reporter: basketball was the eighth graders other passion. >> he didn't turn his uniform in immediately at the end of the season. >> reporter: his coach remembers an apology marcus wrote to him.
. this he would have loved it to know everyone cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. >> i can't think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race winged sprint cars like the one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash is under investigation, but the family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that hi
cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. worsean't think of tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race like te one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash isione family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that his cousin, even though he did nothing wrong, he will have to think about this and know that he -- an
raceway park on saturday. friends and family of 14- year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the memorial outside his family's muffler shop. police say the boy was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warmup lap on a race track in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68-year-old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car.who was not injured. chase johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the petaluma high school senior has also been a competitive racer since a young age.his website reveals that he comes from 4 generations of race car drivers. the 17 year old lives in penngrove.a town outside petaluma. some of the championships he's won have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school that are very involved in the sport. to lose a family member is very difficult. 14 year old marcus johnson.known by the nickname m-j was a lifelong racer.starting with smaller vehic
to remember 14 year old marcus johnson. he died last week at the marysville raceway -- struck and killed in a freak accident by his cousin's racecar. all after it went off the track and crashed into him in the pit. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story. and was at today's funeral. his name was marcus johnson?.he may have only been 14 years old when he died but during those years he touched the lives of many marcuss mom, gina johnson, spoke at his memorial sunday and fought back tears the entire time. johnson was an up and coming racer?he started competing on go karts at age 5 and in nine years won more than 200 races. his race suits and trophy?s were on stage at his memorial sunday?.along with his basketball gear. one by one his classmates came to the microphone but they didn?t talk about marcus?s athletic ability. they talked about marcus their good friend. through the tears his mom remembered the good times and one of her last memories with her son. >> there were lots of tears shed here at this memorial on sunday. also lots of parents holding their kids a bit tighter. some of the
is growing for a santa rosa boy killed falling a race car accident on saturday. friends and family of marcus johnson have been stopping by the memorial outside of his family's muffler's shop. he was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control out of a war of black. it crashed into the pit area. 68 year-old dale wonderjim was killed. >> kron fours marureen kelly has more formation and the uncovered and for mission about the vict victim and the driver. >> he was a racer since it was 5 years old starting with go-karts. >> he is posing with a trophy alongside his older cousin chase. on the right- hand side of the screen. >> that young man now 17 was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. chase johnson has been a competitive research into a young age. his website reveals he comes from four generations of race car drivers. >> the 17 year old who was not injured was in a town outside of petaluma. the championship he had been one at petaluma speedway. he is a senior at petaluma high school. his teachers say he is a good student and is very involved in the sport. >> it is wo
. friends and family of 14 year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the moral outside of his family's muffler shop. he was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warm-up lap on the racetrack in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68 year-old hideo wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >> authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car was not injured. chase the johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the pedal high school senior has also been a competitive fraser says a young age. his web site revealed that he comes from four generations of race car drivers. the 17 year-old lives and penngrsove. a town outside of pelham up. some of the championships each one have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high school says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school and a very involved in the sport. >> it is very difficult and sad to hear. >> chase johnson's website listed marcus as a member of the crew but the yuba county sheriff's department reports that market was not
rememberances of marcus johnson killed last week in a freak race car accident in which his cousin accidentally killed him. he was filled with things he loved, his racing gear, he won't championships himself and he was a stand out athlete, but always friendly, willing to help others and quick with a hug. >> middle school, you are in high school and it is okay and wave goodbye. don't worry about showing your affection to your parents, you just never know when it will be your last, i hope you think about that. >> marcus was very close to his cousin chase who was also an accomplished racer who said the steering wheel went out of function and lost control. he lost his life in the pitt also but there was no mention how marcus died. just a few hours of that he died and his generous spirit of how he lived. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> developing news in the south bay, just a half hour ago an evacuation was lifted as they capped a natural gas leak. the leak was reported near south park victoria drive. the gas was turned off just before 4:00 and residents were let back in their homes and pg&e has not said
saturday at maryville's raceway park. the driver and the victim are family. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what expe
. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what experts at the track say about the i
civil unions. >> reporter: marcus says the meeting happened after he sent him this letter on behalf of gay catholics supporting the same-sex marriage bill. also in 2010, the cardinal advocated the church in argentina support the idea of civil unions for gay couples. a senior vatican official said the roman catholic church could neither confirm nor deny the report at this point. official added while pope francis might have expressed such view while he was a cardinal, he should be given time to develop his policy position as pontiff. marcus who still describes himself as a devout catholic says in a second meeting the then-cardinal gave him an autographed copy of a book titled "the jesuit" based on his life and works as priest. he says the cardinal once again touched upon the topic of gay rights in argentina. "marcelo, first of all, i want you to know i have always treated gay people with respect and dignity. i have accompanied many hoex sexual people during my career to tend to their spiritual needs. >> the pope's reported proposal when he was cardinal to allow civil unions for same-s
. the cd called country roots classical sound. j.c. fisher, marcus roots and john. the texas tenors. also with us today the little rockers. keith wilson on guitar and jeff on keys and michael harper on drums. guys, great having you you here. >> thank you. >> mike: your blend of music is incredible because you cross every genre of music imaginable. how do you maintain versatility. >> helps that we love the genres that we sing and performing music that we love makes a big difference. on the album picked every song and picked every music on the show. we love great music with great melody with a positive message so that is what we try to convey to the crowd and to the listeners. >> mike: the biggest thrill ever is appearing on this show and i know you feel that way. >> how can you compare with that. all down h hill from here. >> mike: it is downhill from here. we want to play a song on your next album and kind of interesting the texas tenors doing a tennessee song with a guy from arkansas. i mean trying to really cover all of the bases. i think people will love it and it is a little song call
to send them to michelle bachman. markus, marcus. >> marcus bachman. >> marcus bachman. >> people attacked rob portman. people attacked him? you are changing your policy position because you know somebody. shouldn't you realize there are people who are gay and, you know, it's not just about you? >> people should do the right thing because it's the right thing to do, not because you happen to know somebody. >> situate not the first republican senator to come out in favor? >> i believe he is which gets me to i am sure you saw this last week as well, did the report that the national committee put out, calling it at a time autopsy of what went wrong in 2012. one things they said was young people are increasingly rolling their eyes at the republican party and it's policies. 81% of young people support marriage aquality. the day after, reince says we are the party of one man and one woman only. are they reaching out to young people? >> he also said we support ron portman and have no problem with him being nice to gay people. >> the party petition is anti-go
-year-old boy tragically killed at a crash in on raceway. the family of marcus johnson owns this muffler shop. friends dropping flowers and balloon and leaving messages of support for the family. johnson was killed saturday night when a car lost control and slammed right into the pit crew. that car happened to be driven by johnson's 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson. >> this is a total tragedy. it really is. it hits the heart. >> it is sad that this happens. it is a risk that we take when we go racing. >> heartbreaking there. a 68-year-old man was also killed during that crash. the driver, chase johnson, was not hurt. >>> right now, let's check things out outside. christina loren tells us we have a nice dry day before the rain sets in. >>> the clouds will increase as we head throughout the day. pretty cool shot. you can see the sun beating down on the city. no low clouds to report. temperatures are going to climb from the 40s into the upper 50s at the coast and mid-60s as you break for lunch. upper 60s today and low 70s. comfortable weather for one more day. rain comes. 70, livermore. we
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